What is myeloma?
In Canada, there was an estimated 3,400 new cases of myeloma in 2020.
You are not alone.
What happens next?
Telling others you have myeloma
Talking to family and friends
Telling your children
Speaking with your employer
Taking charge of your care
Preparing for appointments
Understanding lab results
Asking for a second opinion
Managing your new reality
Coping with fear, anxiety and stress
Taking care of your body
Managing fatigue and cognitive challenges
Understanding insurance and organizing finances
Resources on myeloma
Why the type of myeloma matters
There are many types of myeloma. Doctors divide myeloma into groups that describe how fast or slowly the disease is progressing. The treatment for myeloma varies according to the type You may find that learning about your diagnosis once you know the type of myeloma involved will help you better understand the disease and its treatment.
Doctors classify myeloma into subtypes by using various tests. The subtype plays a large part in deciding the type of treatment.